Mankiller (2017) with short Ronnie BoDean – Thursday, July 12th at 7:00pm
Native Crossroads presents a screening of the film “MANKILLER” with short “RONNIE BoDEAN” during the Circle Cinema Film Festival and 90th Birthday celebration! All Seats are $10 and tickets are On Sale Now! Thank you to our sponsor Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture.
Felicia Olaya and Gina Olaya (Wilma Mankiller’s daughters) will be at the Q&A following the screening. Joshua B. Nelson from Native Crossroads will introduce and moderate the Q&A. Nelson is the Director, Film & Media Studies Program and
Associate Professor, Department of English at University of Oklahoma.
About “Mankiller:” This is the story of an American hero. One who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr. Someone who humbly defied the odds and overcame insurmountable obstacles to fight injustice and gave a voice to the voiceless. And yet few people know her name. This is the story of an American legend, Wilma Mankiller, who overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985.
About “Ronnie BoDean:” Ronnie BoDean (Wes Studi) is a larger-than-life “toughman” suffering from a mean hangover. When his neighbor is jailed, his native warrior’s need to teach takes over so he shows her two precocious kids modern “survival skills”.